Parents And Carers


Financial Support

The Government 16-19 Bursary Fund

The Government 16-19 Bursary Fund provides financial help for young people aged 16-19 who face barriers to staying in education. It is available to all 16-19 year olds studying in school/academy sixth forms, colleges and training providers in England. There are two types of bursary available:

  • Bursaries of £1,200 a year for the most vulnerable young people who meet the requirements
  • Bursaries are based on financial hardship and factors limiting access to education. Applications are open to learners 16 – 25. Camphill Wakefield administers the Bursary on behalf of the government.

Disability Grants
A portal website that will signpost you to available grants for young people with disabilities.

The Family Fund
The Family Fund helps young people aged 18 to 24 years old living at home with small grants that can be used to purchase digital/computer and sports equipment, grants towards clubs or activities, transport and recreational activities. They also offer grants for young people with disabilities stating college or undertaking a vocational course.


Local Offer

The Local Offer is a resource compiling all of the services and support available to young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in the local community.

This includes support groups for young people, support groups for parents / carers, expert advice, advocacy services, specialized equipment providers, youth clubs, social activities, sports and leisure activities, guidance on future steps, information on transitioning to adulthood, etc.


Life after college

Transition planning

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities influences government and local authority policies and services so that they better meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.

Social care and housing

Foundation House
National Star’s long-term residential accommodation for people with physical and learning disabilities. It is based in Gloucester.

The National Health Service in England.

Wakefield Supported Housing

Adult social care and Health in Kirklees

Housing support in Barnsley

Social Care for adults in North Yorkshire

Social Care for adults in Leeds


A website that helps people with disabilities find work and has lots of useful online employment services.

Incluzy is the UK’s leading disability jobs board.

Guidance for employers

Even Break
An online job site that matches employers with disabled job seekers.

Business Disability Forum
A not-for-profit member organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people.